Julie and Julia and the success of the movie of the same title, which I have watch a number of times and is one of my favourite movies about food, right along there with Ratatouille.
It probably has something to also to do with the fact that I really want to cut down on the money that I spend on food and the fact that I am on a elimination diet to see if I have any food allergies (I had an outbreak of hives about a month ago, that weren't itchy and bumpy) and have started to realize that the vast majority of food that I get are full of salt and sugar and really want to reduce the amount that I eat (trust me after a week of chicken, white rice, white fish, potatoes, and dark green veggies sugar becomes really sweet and I try not to touch it as much). After reading most of The Kitchen Counter School, I have started to realize that really for pennies, I can probably make most of the things that I eat and spend less on the food that I get at the grocery store. And probably eat healthier to boot!
This is all to say that I am really enjoying the foodie books that I am currently reading, including Julia Child's My Life in France, which I highly recommend, even if you don't know how to cook.
Hope you all have an excellent and restful Sunday.
Books reviewed since my last Salon post:
• The Gift
• The Marriage Plot
• The Cat's Table
• The Help
• The Scarlet Letter
• Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets